Here's how I bootstrapped myself into a good mood this morning:
1. Took picture of my flower boxes (after the rain)
2. Put on my "marching music."
What's my marching music? That's what I call the music I listen to when I don't want to do anything but lie around and mope.
This morning, lying around and moping seemed like a really really really good idea. I wanted to, badly. Going to work seemed like too much work. I needed a day off, even though I wouldn't get paid for it. I just needed some time to myself, to regroup.
Dammit, I deserved it!
Boy, did I come close.
Instead I took some pix, and then had fun loading them to Flickr. As I did so, I started thinking about tunes I like to hear to keep me going when I'm down. It was but the work of a moment to find the digital versions and put them on my Palm T3.
One of the tunes was "Good Noise" by John Gorka. I like this song so much that even hearing it in my head puts me in a better mood. *
Putting it on in the car, and singing along at the top of my lungs as I drove to work, was even better.
* What I get out of it is not exactly what Gorka meant, I think. He talks about "helping your fellow man" and junk. That's ok, but I just like making noise. That's part of who I am.